The BBC has made a concerted effort this year to push Doctor Who in America. One of the things that might confuse people are the different faces.
Doctor Who has been around almost as long as I have. The First episode premiered just six months after I was born. The series the actor in the lead role William Hartnell was an elderly man and when it became plain that he couldn’t continue the brilliant idea of having the Doctor “regenerate” into a totally new body (and a new personality) came up.
Each doctor is the same man, with the same memories, but with a different appearance and personality.
So to those of my readers who are not familiar with the history of the Doctor Who here is the complete history of Regeneration from Daily Motion via user regenerating Tardis who did a marvelous job putting it together (sorry about the ads they come with the package).
The second set of regenerations 4-6
These videos were first put on YouTube but were blocked there all except for this one which was ironically blocked by Daily Motion
And this last one brings you up to date:
If that doesn’t get you interested in the series I don’t know what will.